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the united states. he's also attacking u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> we've almost called venus the forest gufrp of the jihad in the sense that he seemed to find this way to get himself involved in operations or attacks that seem way beyond a 20-some-odd convert from long island should be involved in. >> an american so radical iezed, so dangerous, he's willing to help al qaeda plot bombings that could kill his own friends and even his own family on long island. >> in a conventional war you have companies, you have divisions, you have brigades, you have battalions. in this war, every single person counts. every sickle person that goes over there like him is somebody we can't miss. >> but the tables could be turning on al qaeda. their one-time secret weapon could be spilling their secrets. family, friends, and intelligence officials are left wondering why and how did bryant turn into a terrorist. who convinced him to wage jihad against his neighbors? my search for answers begins about an hour's drive from new york city where bryant kneel venus was born to the suburbs of long island where his
a little while ago a plane carrying several men accused of spying for the u.s. landed in washington. another plane carrying ten russian secret agents had landed in moscow earlier today. we're going to tell you exactly how the whole thing went down. >>> and then a little later, a new blow for actor mel gibson after a charge ever domestic violence. has the hollywood star gone too far this time? we are going to begin with our number one story. the biggest spy swap since the cold war. sound like something out of a hollywood block buster, but we learned today the script for this story came from a highest levels of our government. >> reporter: straight from the cold war today, two planes nose to tail in a european airfield. a spy swap. >> a dramatic transfer shrouded in secrecy. you had ten alleged russian spies traded for four men held in russia on charges of spying for the west. >> reporter: last night the russians deported from america after pleading guilty to acting as unregistered foreign agents. >> from a distance waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one pla
is going badly. so what do the documents actually say? "the new york times" was the only u.s. paper to publish the store prip here's my cyst of some of the most surprising items in this report. number one, it reports high-ranking members of the pakistani spy agency met with taliban officials and actually helped organize attacks against americans. pakistan, that's supposed to be our ally, right? number two. the situation on the ground is more grim than what we've been hearing from washington. number three, the taliban is better armed than we've been led to believe. in fact, the "times" reports they've actually been using heat-seeking missiles against allied aircraft, weapons used, as you recall, by the mujahidin against the soviets when they kicked their butts. four, the "times" reports on equipment shortages, specifically american vehicles. and five, a strain between american forces and their afghan counterparts. our next guest spent a lot of time in afghanistan since 9/11. he's currently part of a company that's working over there. he's also running as a republican for senate in th
in jail in russia after being caught spying for the u.s. could soon be part of a spy swap between the two countries. cnn senior international correspondent matthew chance has been following the story from moscow. matthew what do you know, tell us. >> reporter: well, campbell, it's all very cloak and dagger, but speculation is right, that a prisoner swap is in the offing between russia and the united states involving those ten suspected spies accused in the u.s. of being part of a spy ring. the man jailed in russia accused of spying for the u.s. in a cold war-style spy swap according to his family members and legal team. the man who was sentenced to 15 years in a russian penal colony in 2004 for passing nuclear secrets to the cia told his mother that he's seen a list of poli prisoners in russian jails to be swapped. neither the u.s., nor russian authorities are confirming any deal has been made. the u.s. state department has confirmed a high level meeting between u.s. and russian diplomats is taking place in washington. that is only fueling speculation that an imminent and dramatic spy swa
there is no ten notice relationship between the u.s. and his real and that the middle east peace process is moving forward. >> reports about the demise of the special u.s./israel relations -- relationship aren't just premature. they are just flat wrong. >> if you look at every public statement that i have made over the last year and a half, it has been a constant reaffirmation of the special relationship between the united states and his real. >> the president and i discussed concrete steps that could be done now, in the coming days, the coming weeks, to move the peace process further along in a very robust way. and when i say the next few weeks, that's what i mean, the president means that, too. >> and it's the pictures that really tell the story. back in march, netanyahu arrived at a side door in the white house with no pomp or circumstance and no commander in chief waiting to greet him and no photo ops. today, a different story, the two posing to shake hands, walking to the oval office, side by side what came out of today's meeting, joining us to talk about this is a senior political writer the
spy scandal. ten accused spies become keys to a deal between the u.s. and russia that is right out of the cold war era. right after this. [ female announcer ] there's a new generation of sun protection... ...that outlasts their energy. [ female announcer ] new aveeno® continuous protection. we've combined natural soy and vitamins with spf 100, in a formula that provides 3 times better sunburn protection than ordinary sunscreens. [ female announcer ] new continuous protection. from aveeno®. >>> our number one international story tonight, fast moving developments in the russian spy drama. all ten suspects, pleaded guilty this afternoon in a new york city courtroom. the judge immediately ordered them to be deep ported as part of a deal between the u.s. and russia. russia in turn will hand over four people convicted of espionage over there. susan candiotti was in the courtroom. she is joining me. pretty dramatic day in court. talk to us about the deal that was worked out. >> really of all the court cases this ranks near the top for the drama that happened in court. right now at this
back the economy and wetlands is under way. the u.s. secretary spoke this morning in a joint press conference with mississippi governor haley barbour. take a look. >> we're looking at months to put the plan in, not years. very finite period of time to get the plan going. implementation is going to depend on what sort of projects are in the plan. >> mabus is touring the gulf to gather information about the spill's impact. his hope, and the president's approach, is for coastal communities to tell him what he needs and then the white house will jump to action. but is that the most effective plan of attack? connie maranas was at today's meeting with mabus and governor barbour. she's joining us, along with david gergen. connie, just -- i know that secretary mabus probably got an earful from you and other local officials about the frustrations you've experienced so far. what did you tell him today? >> well, all the officials had a two-prong approach. first of all, it was to vent a little of our frustrations in dealing with the unified command out of mobile making decisions for the effort
abdulmutallab from flowing up northwest airlines on christmas day, where thus the warning from the u.s. intelligence community about a possible attack? that's the challenge for james clapper at tuesday's confirmation hearings to be the president's next director of national intelligence. convincing congress he is the man who can help avert the next attempted attack on the u.s. >> in an interconnected world where dangers can emerge suddenly, we have to protect ourselves against the full range of threats. >> we are the largest, most capable intelligence enterprise on the planet, and it say solemn, sacred trust to make that enterprise work. >> a new two-year investigation by "the washington post" concluded the $50 billion-plus intelligence community has overlap, waste and many people doing the same work, trying to analyze vast amounts of information. >> we do not want any room for error in this business. because so many human lives are at stake. so i think that's part of the reason that there are redundancies. that it has grown a lot because there's so much information and so much expected
that was a mistake, and the u.s. senate wants to investigate. but questions on everyone's mind was bp involved behind the scenes? >>> and later, the big problem with the iphone 4. is antenna-gate a chink in the armor of the mighty steve jobs? we have a lot to get to tonight, but we begin with our number one story, which of course is oil. the watch word today is cautious optimism. >> day 88. the pressure is on. can the cap hold back the oil? so far so good. but the president says don't forget, there is still a huge cleanup to do. >> tonight the prognosis is being described as muted optimism. >> there is still some concern that the pressure levels are not where they should be. >> just a short time ago, retired a mirell thad allen said the pressure. to the left is trouble. much further to the right would be ideal. >> so what are those pressure readings telling us? is there cause for concern there? that's why we have david mattingly. he want to bring him in here now. he has been following this for us all day long. he is live tonight in new orleans. david, thanks for being with us. i know you had a little
that interior secretary ken salazar is making clear they are not giving up on this moratorium, that the u.s. government, our government, does not think that offshore drilling is safe and they want to verify all of it. now, it is no longer going to be what's changing is it is no longer just deepwater. there's not just a limit 500 miles, you know, you know. there are a whole bunch of different changes but by and large, you mothers the -- ken salazar is going back at it and saying we don't trust are the oil industry to regulate themselves and we are going to -- we still have grave doubts about some offshore drilling. so environmentalists tonight are happy that secretary of interior salazar is continuing to take the stance he does. people in louisiana, some that are very unhappy. so we are back to square one really. >> all right, doug brinkley with us tonight and ed overton as well. thank you both. really appreciate your time. >> thanks. >>> and we will keep our eye on the gulf and tonight's breaking news, the containment cap, as we said, now appearing to finally be in place. >>> plus when we c
. >> i'll tell you, my family, i was born in the u.s. they escaped syria. i've been a part of building a number of mosques. some were contention even in the '70 us during the iranian hostage crisis. we stood behind the religious freedom to build them. this mosque is about changing the narrative of what happened at 9/11 and about understanding that we're not just fighting terror, which is an act of violence, but actually an ideology that feeds into it, that has a slippery slope, and that there are foreign agents, i mean no different than the foundation that was shut down and seized, mosques were seized across the country because those were fronts for the iranian government. similarly, there has to be concerns in today's climate where you have the times square bomber, you have nadal has san, and to change ground zero to make it a place of cultural exchange, and really not the beginning a war of idea, is really what it should be. as a muslim, i'm offended because it should be a place to start a counterterrorism center and muslim anti-al qaeda center, a new type of domestic war of ideas. b
of soldiers in a u.s. army platoon in eastern afghanistan. 15 men served at that remote outpost. named after a medic who was killed in action. the film won the grand jury prize at the 2010 sun dance film festival. earlier i spoke to the best selling dregtor. >> welcome. >> so restreppo was this outpost in the middle of nowhere in what you could argue was the most dangerous place on the planet right now. describe what it is. what this place is. >> it was a 15 to 20-man outpost built by hand by these soldiers. from the 173rd airborne. an hour and a half from the main base. they were in almost 500 firefights in their deployment. the first day i was there we were attacked four time in one day. no running water. they didn't bathe for a month at a time. no internet no, phone, no electricity at first. no cooked food. swarming with flies, hot, they couldn't communicate with home for a month at a time. they were on mars. they had a rudimentary outpost. they were attacked 13 time that first day and everything south of there was enemy territory. they were hit all the time. it was very, very isolated. b
hit. the world's largest social networking site has a population that is now larger than that of the u.s., mexico and france combined. facebook announced it's registered its 500 million user today. about 70% of facebook's users now come from outside the united states. >> that's terrifying. they're taking over the world. >> very frightening. i tried to friend you just a few minutes ago and all i could do was like you, which is kind of strange. what's up with that? >> um, you know, i, like, so much going on with twitter, i got to pick one or the other, right? the. >> you know, we've been friends a long time. >> i'll have you blocked, joe johns. i would never block you, joe. >> i'm going to miss you a lot. >> we'll still see each other. i know where you live, my friend. >> that's right. >> take care. >> you bet. >> all right. coming up just ahead, they were just children when hurricane katrina and the haitian earthquake reduced their world to rubble. now they meet in an effort to rebuild. >>> today the international monetary fund announced it was canceling haiti's near $270 million debt. we
and democrats. we just passed at the u.s. conference of mayors an organization that's bipartisan. democrats and republicans unanimously passed my motion that called for the federal government to pass comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, to hold employers accountable but also provide a pathway for citizenship. they also unanimously in that motion called for the repeal of the arizona law. >> your city because of the arizona law is boycotting the state and governor brewer is angry that the president hasn't called for you to stop the boycott. listen to this. >> he could have talked about the boycotts and put cold water on that craziness. you know? that's what we want from our president. we want leadership and in the end we want our border secured. >> so, mayor, you were part of that, you know, in her word "craziness" that she's talking about there. do you think your boycott is really the best solution? the people of arizona are certainly the ones suffering in the end whether they support the law or not. >> well, reasonable people can disagree about the means by which we demon
known street drugs like meth, crack, heroin. the u.s. drug enforcement administration is having a difficult time getting a grasp on the pill trade. they start at the bottom busting individuals hoping this leads them to correct doctors and pharmacies. >> we'll pull them out of the market and get them to do the buy outside. >> where are we going to ride? in the pack? >> the issue is the mind of many prescription drugs is not as bad and not as dangerous. in reality, it really is. >> lexington market. we have parking, right -- >> okay. you see the agents up there in the corner. with the jackets on. taking them down if you want to hop out here. >> you just busted how many people? >> two. what were they selling you? >> it's an opiate blocker used to treat heroin adrik. it's also hard to abuse. anyone buying it and selling it isn't trying to get high just trying to fight the pain of withdrawal. even these pills are trying to get the commodity like atm in a bottle. >> these prescription and pills meant for someone who has a problem. yet they are selling it, making it for $200 more. the
. the general arrived in afghanistan on friday and now must persuade skeptical afghans that the u.s. can win the war in their country. those are your headlines. >>> as investigators began to unravel michael jackson's final hours, a timeline emerged. a time line in a sworn affidavit. this is what investigators believe happened based on evidence and eyewitness accounts, including those of jackson's personal physician, dr. conrad murray. on the last night of his life, jackson made his way from l.a. toward beverly hills. as he did, few really knew the dark secrets the pop legend carried with him to 100 north carolwood drive. michael jackson spent his final hours here at this rented mansion in l.a. according to the search warrant affidavit, his personal physician, dr. conrad murray, told police it was a restless and ultimately a drug-filled night with jackson battling his chronic insomnia allegedly pleading with murray to give him a powerful and dangerous drug called propofol. randy taraborrelli is a jackson biographer and a life-long confidant. >> he would have paid $1 million for a good night's
right now. a powerful new documentary track is a year in the lives of soldiers and u.s. army platoon in eastern afghanistan, 15 men serve at the remote outpost. it is named after a medic killed in action. and the film won the grand jury prize at the 2010 sun dance film festival. earlier i spoke to best-selling author, also one of its directors. take a listen. >> sebastian, welcome. off awe thank y thank you. >> so, restrepo is an outpost middle of nowhere what you could argue most dangerous place on the planet right now. describe what it is, what the place was? >> 15, 20-man out post, build by hand, soldiers, second platoon, 173rd airborne. an hour and a half walk from the main base. in all most 500 fire fights in their deployment. the first day i was up there we were attacked four times in one day. no running water. they didn't bathe for a month. no internet. no phone. no electricity at first. no cooked food. hellishly hot in the summer swarming with flies. couldn't communicate with home for a month at a time. base like they were on mars. they had a rudimentary outpost. attacked 13
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